FRANK M. EVERSULL
EVERSULL, RIGG, OGDEN, PRYOR
Posted By: Norma Nielson (email)
Date: 8/19/2004 at 22:04:57
Farming interests in Lincoln township find a worthy representative in Frank M. Eversull, who is living on section 35. It was in that township that he was born, his natal day being October 14, 1881. His parents were Roland C. and Mary Eusebia (Rigg) Eversull. The father was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, September 3, 1843, and was a son of George W. and Elizabeth (Ogden) Eversull, both of whom were natives of the Buckeye state, where they spent their entire lives. Their family numbered seven children, of whom but two are now living. Roland C. Eversull remained at home until he enlisted in 1862 for service in the Civil war as a member of Company D, Seventieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving until the close of hostilities. He participated in the battle of Atlanta, in the engagement at Missionary Ridge, in the siege of Vicksburg, was with Sherman on the celebrated march from Atlanta to the sea and in the meantime had taken part in various engagements throughout the Atlanta campaign. In a word, he participated in many hotly contested engagements which led up to the final victory that crowned the Union arms. On several occasions he was slightly wounded and at the close of the war was mustered out at Cincinnati, Ohio.
After the war Roland C. Eversull remained at home for two years and then removed to Warren county, Illinois. A year later he took up his abode in Marion county, Iowa, and after a year there passed came to Adair county, purchasing one hundred and twenty acres of land where he now lives. He has added to his property from time to time until he has become the owner of eleven hundred acres of valuable farm land, a part of which is in Madison county. He has always made a specialty of raising and feeding stock and he has added to his place many fine improvements in the way of good buildings, while he has likewise planted a grove and orchard. In 1870 he married Miss Mary Eusebia Rigg, who was born in Marion county, Iowa, and they have become the parents of seven children, Arthur, George, Edna, Frank, Joe, Harry and Eva. The two last named are now deceased and the daughter Edna is the wife of David Pryor. The wife and mother died in 1903 and was laid to rest in Fairview cemetery. In politics Mr. Eversull is a democrat and for twenty years he served as school director.
Source: The "History of Adair County Iowa and its People," Volume II. (Chicago, The Pioneer Publishing Company) 1915.
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